Alumni Peacebuilders

Denis Okello, M.A. ’07

Denis Okello’s work and research focuses on ending hunger and malnutrition in developing countries and has intersected with humanitarian efforts in his native country, Uganda. 

Denis Okello

George Wachira, M.A. ’91

In the wake of unprecedented post-election violence in Kenya, George Wachira helped found a group that served as an important forerunner to international mediation. 

George Wachira

Jill Sternberg, M.A. ’90

Jill Sternberg works with the people of Timor-Leste to build and support the country’s young democracy.

Jill Sternberg

Ellis Jones, M.A. ’92

Ellis Jones is the author of The Better World Handbook, a guide for people who want to make a positive difference in the world and assistant professor of sociology at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Ellis Jones

Noah Salameh, M.A. ’94

Noah Salameh is the director and co-founder of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Noah Salameh

Monica Hurtado, M.A. ’99

Monica Hurtado is Assistant Professor at the Universidad de La Sabana, Bogota, Colombia. She researches human trafficking and the exploitation of children.

Monica Hurtado

S.P. Udayakumar, M.A. ’90

S.P. Udayakumar founded and directs the South Asian Community Centre for Education and Research (SACCER) in Tamil Nadu, India.

S.P. Udayakumar

Peter Quaranto, B.A. ’06

Peter Quaranto traveled to northern Uganda when he was a Notre Dame junior majoring in political science and peace studies.

Peter Quaranto